Training needs of clinical nurses at an university hospital in Turkey

Nurse Educ Pract. 2017 Jan:22:15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2016.11.004. Epub 2016 Nov 16.


The learning needs of clinical nurses should be determined and evaluated at regular intervals for evaluate the continuity and the efficiency of education. The descriptive study was conducted to determine the training needs of nurses working in an educational hospital between February 1st 2012 and May 1st 2012. It was determined that, among the training topics related to patient care, those demanded the most were cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, fluid-electrolyte balance, safe drug administration and wound Care. As for the topics related to management skills, the nurses stated that they needed training especially on stress and crisis management. The results of the present study suggest that in-service training is necessary in the clinical field and training programs, which should be aimed to ensure the participation of; nurses in in-service training sessions to the maximum extent possible, are needed.

Keywords: In-service training; Nurse education; Training need.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Competence
  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Hospitals, University*
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training*
  • Nurses*
  • Turkey